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York Cold War Bunker

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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 646940
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Description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a...
Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (April - October): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 17:00.
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We were lucky to arrive not only as a tour was due to start but we were the only people who had arrived at that time so got our own personal tour!! Good bits: * The friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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South Tyneside
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to arrive not only as a tour was due to start but we were the only people who had arrived at that time so got our own personal tour!! Good bits: * The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide (Jake) * Fascinating site with fantastic collection of artefacts * Informative film shown in the canteen * Tour length... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Really interesting and a lot to see. Guide was very interesting to listen to. Tour too over an hour but seemed much quicker as there was so much to see and learn.

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Northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We found this on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. You can only see it on a guided tour at the set times, do not arrive early since there is nothing to do in the middle of the housing estate. The guide was very knowledgeable and he made sure we had somewhere secure to leave our bicycles. The tour was fascinating... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Take a look back in time very interesting - children will love it! Take them and see how questioning they can be

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We read about this place on trip advisor and this prompted us to visit even though we had never heard of it. It was fascinating and made even better by the enthusiasm of the team from English heritage (Will was our guide). We endorse the comments from other reviews on the random location and the fact that if you turn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After joining English Heritage we are in the process of visiting our local attractions. The York Cold War Bunker is hidden away in just a normal street within Acomb in York. You wouldn't even know its there unless you were looking for the place. The bunker can only be visited with a timed tour so make sure you turn up... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a tour there this morning...a small green building nestled behind a very normal looking suberb of York. Underneath of course is the bunker and an amazing snapshot of British history. Be aware that entry is by tour only, so worth checking out tour times prior to heading there. That said, was just under £7 each for standard adult which... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I visited on 30th April and were given a very interesting tour by a knowledgable and personable guide (even though he was suffering from a cold and his voice was going!). I didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by what there was to see. It is not a big site but has been well... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I visited the Cold War Bunker at York on the 16th May 2015, for anyone who is interested in history it is a must, the guides are very informative and will answer any questions you have, my wife and I found it very interesting and it was worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very interesting and worth a visit. Check tour times before going. Our guide, ? Mc Loed was excellent!! Very knowledgeable. Do not expect a smart, modern bunker - it is what it is - a bunker used during the Cold War - a glimpse at the true,grim life of these volunteers and what they did for us.

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